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Webinar: Life Cycle Thinking: Energy and Human Health

When: September 29, 2017
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: FREE


1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education

CEU forms available for download during webinar.


This webinar will provide an overview of global green building trends, including benchmarks such as LEED v3 + v4 and BREEAM.  The presenter will delve into the building product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and product transparency via a variety of market based tools, all with a focus on energy and the impact on human health. Participants will also hear about global green building trends in three different countries and various case studies.


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Learning Objectives

  • Define Life Cycle Assessment and understand its role in the industry.

  • Define what an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is to evaluate and compare products.

  • Define product transparency with tools such as Health Product Declarations (HPD) and REACH.

  • Identify key points of impact in regards to energy and human health for all of the above.


Presenting Faculty

Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow, Author / Speaker / Consultant + Founder of H2 Ecodesign

Holley is known as the Common Sense Environmentalist making sustainable choices make sense for your business.  She is author of the book Becoming a Green Building Professional.  A frequent speaker on sustainable design issues, Holley has presented for many groups including Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, IFMA World Workplaces, NeoCon, Greenguard Summit, Hospitality & Design (HD) Conference, CBRE World Conference, the International Convention Center Conference, as well as, numerous professional associations, academic institutions and corporate audiences.

H2 Ecodesign grew out of Holley Henderson's passion for the sustainable consulting field.  Prior to founding H2 Ecodesign, Holley was with tvsdesign for ten years and later served as Interface Carpet’s Director of Creative Design. Her work in these places provided her with a unique perspective into the needs of owners, manufacturers, and design firms relative to sustainability.  Holley brings a wealth of experience with sustainability and the LEED certification process.  

Holley, LEED Fellow, has led several “firsts,” including the first LEED-CI project in the US (Platinum Level) and China (Gold Level), as well as, the first LEED project in Thailand.  Most recently, H2 Ecodesign completed an over two-million-square-foot LEED-CS (Platinum Level) project for the largest energy provider in Thailand.  Beyond buildings, H2 Ecodesign collaborates with a myriad of product manufacturers including Universal Fibers and Gerflor facilitating their green path including external and internal communication, as well as, training. 

For over a decade, Holley has served the National U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) by chairing the Market Advisory Committee and LEED-CI Core Committee.  Subsequently, she participated in the numerous leadership committees for the National USGBC such as LEED Steering, Greenbuild Special Programs, Educational Development and the International Forum.  She is charter faculty for the National USGBC LEED Workshops and one of their key “go-to” subject matter experts for developing curricula. With Holley’s common sense approach, the USGBC reached out to her to be the first to teach the LEED v4 workshop at Greenbuild.  holley@h2ecodesign.com